Art for me is a spiritual practice. It’s meditative and intuitive. I work in mixed media and address the complexity of being a spiritual being in physical form. I’m a writer as well and journal daily around this topic, tap into my higher self and my guides, and use my ripped up journals in most of my work. My journals have an energy all their own, and I enjoy the patterns of the words and seeing which pieces of my writing want to make their way into a composition. The image of the dove comes in and out of my art as a reminder to stay tuned to the spiritual. I prepare for a series by journaling and collecting materials and color combinations that spark interest. I aim to create a higher vibrational, visceral visual experience through balance, color and texture. My work as an artist is to stay inspired, use what I have, and communicate the Great Mystery expressing itself through me.